Chapter 7 – Composites!

In this chapter we're using Layers to create all out collages from multiple items. I added that slight cult feeling to really draw you in...

In this chapter we’re using Layers to create all out collages from multiple items. I added that slight cult feeling to really draw you in…

This was a three round project! This first one was a basic collage.

This was a three round project! This first one was a basic collage.

Round two was to add an effect to a layer of the collage that makes it appear similar to the first, but actually changes the whole composite!

Round two was to add an effect to a layer of the collage that makes it appear similar to the first, but actually changes the whole composite!

This round was made for stamping and cloning outside sources into the image -i.e cherry blossom branches!

This round was made for stamping and cloning outside sources into the image -i.e cherry blossom branches!

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Chapter 6 – Adjustments!

This image is made up of multiple adjustment layers to highlight and create different levels of lighting for separate pieces of the image.

This image is made up of multiple adjustment layers to highlight and create different levels of lighting for separate pieces of the image.

The bridge is the focus of this image, so by using a curves adjustment layer we're able to see the detail in this photo now.

The bridge is the focus of this image, so by using a curves adjustment layer we’re able to see the detail in this photo now.

Using adjustments, we needed to make the city brighter, without making it too bright.

Using adjustments, we needed to make the city brighter, without making it too bright.

The goal here was to apply adjustment layers to improve the quality of the image.

The goal here was to apply adjustment layers to improve the quality of the image.

Simple adjustments and filters.

Simple adjustments and filters.

Adjustments to the levels of contrast in the water and sky were made here. This helps highlight the clouds, and stop that overwhelming blue from making you look too hard.

Adjustments to the levels of contrast in the water and sky were made here. This helps highlight the clouds, and stop that overwhelming blue from making you look too hard.

Simple Adjustments were used here to make the sky and ground appear more vibrant in contrast to the boats.

Simple Adjustments were used here to make the sky and ground appear more vibrant in contrast to the boats.

Chapter 5 – Layers and Masks Projects

In this chapter we learned Layer essentials, and how to properly layer work. We learned how masks work and operate, and how to manipulate them for what we need!

The objective here was to create an image that shows off the beauty of glass and glassware!

The objective here was to create an image that shows off the beauty of glass and glassware!

The objective here was to create one solid image out of multiple!

The objective here was to create one solid image out of multiple!

Collage work using multiple layers and images to create one functioning piece!

Collage work using multiple layers and images to create one functioning piece!

The objective here was to take LOTS of source images and combine them into one solid poster with the purpose of drawing in Art students of all mediums!

The objective here was to take LOTS of source images and combine them into one solid poster with the purpose of drawing in Art students of all mediums!

This is a snapshot of a Movie file we had to apply layers of lighting over - It used to be MUCH darker! We also had to add wording - So learn to dance! Take some Tango classes!

This is a snapshot of a Movie file we had to apply layers of lighting over – It used to be MUCH darker! We also had to add wording – So learn to dance! Take some Tango classes!

Chapter 4 – Selections Projects

In this chapter you learn different selection tools, how they apply to an image, and when to use them! There’s so many that are incredibly handy.

Working with Selections, and Selected Areas; The Goal was to create an eye popping poster that would relay the effects of sleep deprivation!

Working with Selections, and Selected Areas; The Goal was to create an eye popping poster that would relay the effects of sleep deprivation!

Working with Smart Radius and Shape Selections

Working with Smart Radius and Shape Selections

Working with Tonal Selections and feathering.

Working with Tonal Selections and feathering.

Working with Smart Radius and Shape Selections

Working with Smart Radius and Shape Selections

Working with Color Selections.

Working with Color Selections.

Working with color ranges and selections based on color ranges.

Working with color ranges and selections based on color ranges.

Chapter 3 – Camera RAW Projects

In chapter 3 we’re taught how to manipulate images in the Camera RAW dialog box within Photoshop. You learn the importance of taking a RAW image versus a processed one, and how to create better images with one change.

Camera RAW - Lighten and Highlight Colors!

Camera RAW – Lighten and Highlight Colors!

Working with Camera RAW Color Vibrance in Highlights, Shadows, and Midtones!

Working with Camera RAW Color Vibrance in Highlights, Shadows, and Midtones!

Working with color Curves and Contrast!

Working with color Curves and Contrast!

Working with Camera RAW cropping and Lighting!

Working with Camera RAW cropping and Lighting!

Working with Camera RAW vignettes and Color Curves!

Working with Camera RAW vignettes and Color Curves!

Camera RAW - Working with Light and Color Curves

Camera RAW – Working with Light and Color Curves

Weekly Update! March 10th 2015

This week I showed you guys the Keynote for the new “Macbook”

http://www.apple.com/live/2015-mar-event/?cid=li-us-keynote-mar-2015

Above is the link to the Keynote; They begin talking about the new Macbook around 29 minutes in!

Some key features of this newly designed notebook by Apple:

  • Contoured, Stacked batteries – Lots of em’!
  • Butterfly switch keyboard keys, with single LEDs to light up EVERY key.
  • Force Track Pad, with tactile response.
  • Extremely thin – So thin, it’s almost invisible.
  • Full Retina Display.
  • Only one USB-C port for ultimate connectivity while remaining portable.

The cost for one of these tiny, power-packed notebooks? $1199!